I didn't know where to put this question, but I think that a bodybuilders use more spotters than any one else.
My question is: do you think a spotter is a good thing or bad? I pose this question, because I did a little experiment in the gym this morning; I stared of with incline bench db press, now normally I don't use a spot at all! But today I want to try and set a new PB. Now normally I would start on 34kg db for 3-4reps and make my way up to 40kg db, and that is a push, without a spot.
But today I used a spot and managed 3 reps with 42kg db, something I could not do on my own. So I wounder is it a good thing to have a spot because it makes you go heavier and overload the muscle more or is it a bad thing because it give you a false sense of strength, and a negative effect physiological because if you don't have spot and try the weight you would fail.
PS: when he was spotting me he did not help with the weight just kept his hand on my elbows, just in case I stalled.